Orchard Packing Facts: Packing work is the most repetitive of all tasks. Packing facilities typical involve several workers working together, and involves moving machinery (forklift) as well and moving belts and chutes.

Major components:

  • Typically involves work with automated sorting and washing machinery
  • Long periods of time standing
  • Paid hourly sometimes with productivity bonuses
  • Noise can be an issue
  • Forklifts often used to move crates
  • Manual lifting tasks

Common Hazards and Conditions